Jurgen Klopp was adamant outcomes stay necessary to him in Liverpool’s closing video games after the newly topped Premier League champions were humbled 4-0 by Manchester City. The Reds got here all the way down to earth with a bump on the Etihad on Thursday of their first match since securing the title final week. Klopp’s side still have a 20-point lead over Pep Guardiola’s second-placed team however with six video games remaining however the German boss nonetheless desires to complete strongly.
“If someone said the result didn’t matter for my team, I cannot help them,” Klopp mentioned.
“Yes, results matter a lot. I am not only looking for results but we want to win football games — that is the reason we work on the training ground, go to away games and play home games.”
One motivating issue could possibly be the problem of beating City’s document of 100 factors from two seasons in the past.
Liverpool, who’ve dropped factors in simply 4 video games this season, at the moment have 86 forward of Sunday’s dwelling conflict with Aston Villa.
“To get there we have to win football games and we didn’t do that here,” he mentioned.
“So now we make sure we are ready for Aston Villa and the points tally at the end of the season is the result of the results we collect until then.”
Liverpool began brightly in opposition to City, with Mohamed Salah testing Ederson after which hitting the submit, however the hosts took cost after Kevin De Bruyne opened the scoring from the penalty spot on 25 minutes.
Further targets got here from Raheem Sterling and Phil Foden earlier than Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain put a Sterling shot into his personal web.
Despite the large factors hole, City stay a potent pressure and will finish the season with Champions League glory.
“It’s a reminder how good Man City are,” Klopp mentioned. “I didn’t need that, I knew it before. The surprise that it’s still possible, nice, that in a league where City are playing, someone else can be champions. That’s not very likely with the quality they have.
“We will see subsequent season but it surely’s some time till then. Next season we are going to take into consideration subsequent season.”
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